Marxism and the Military?
Ominous signs as we head into Memorial Day Weekend.
Can anybody name a square inch spot anywhere on the planet where Marxism has brought anything good? Anywhere?
Certainly not in:
And now, Marxism is allegedly making inroads into the US military. So says a whistleblower, who just got fired from the United States Space Force.
Exposing Marxism in the US Military
Critical Race Theory, which is now being taught in many of our schools and even some churches, is the means by which Marxism is allegedly gaining ground in the military.
Recently, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was relieved from his post as a Space Force officer because he wrote a book denouncing Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Marxism in the US military. The book is entitled, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmasking of the American Military.
The book has now shot up to #1 on Amazon. I’m sure a lot of would-be readers are trying to get their hands on the volume that the Biden Administration doesn’t want you to read.
Lohmeier said recently in a podcast, “What you see happening in the US military at the moment is that if you’re a conservative, then you’re lumped into a group of people who are labeled extremists, if you’re willing to voice your views. And if you’re aligned with the left, then it’s OK to be an activist online because no one’s going to hold you accountable” (quoted in The Epoch Times, 5/17/21).
He added, ”My intent never has been to engage in partisan politics. I have written a book about a particular political ideology (Marxism) in the hope that our Defense Department might return to being politically nonpartisan in the future as it has honorably done throughout history.”
As of this writing, some congressmen are coming to Lohmeier’s defense. The Epoch Times reports (5/20/21): “A group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the acting secretary of the US Space Force on May 19, urging him to immediately reinstate a lieutenant colonel who was relieved of his command after publishing a book that warned of the spread of Marxism and critical race theory (CRT) in the military.”
CRT — A Trojan Horse for Marxism
We constantly hear about CRT these days. I thought one of the simplest definitions came from a Baptist minister in Oklahoma, Paul Blair. Blair heads up Reclaiming America for Christ.
I interviewed him recently on the radio on the subject of CRT (and the schools). Blair told me, “Critical Race Theory is a Trojan horse for Marxism. Karl Marx tried to stir a pot of friction between property owners and non-property owners. And out of that he hoped a revolution would foment and throw off the existing economic system. So he would replace it with his socialist utopia. Well, the economic friction never took root in America because in America everyone owns property.”
But after World War I, the Marxists regrouped and created “critical theory”— basically using any wedge they could find to try and create a revolution. And the most successful wedge the Marxists found to attack America from within was race, because of slavery, Jim Crow, “separate but equal,” and other examples of racism in America’s past.
Blair notes, “What Critical Race Theory teaches our kids is that the system is racist. The American economic system, our Constitutional republic, is a racist system. Therefore, it’s the system that must be destroyed. And, of course, that’s what Marx’s goal was — to replace the [capitalist] system with his socialist utopia. And they teach this idea that if you are white, you are an oppressor. And we’re not concerned with what you actually do. Because you are born white, you are an oppressor, and you must be the one that becomes oppressed.”
Thus, being born white is a crime, according to the critical race theorists. And now we have a whistleblower expelled from the military for exposing this reported trend in Biden’s military.
A Dangerous Trend in Biden’s Military
Many veterans oppose this new development. One such veteran is Mike Donnelly, who works as a constitutional attorney defending home schooling.
Says Donnelly, who served in the first Gulf War, “As a veteran of the US Army, I think it’s extremely important that our government stand up for the truth and for the values of our Constitution, which includes the First Amendment. This includes the right for people to believe and to worship and to express themselves, and it’s very concerning that any administration should seek and target Christians or people of any faith, because of their faith, in the military.”
In this dangerous world, the military is very important to a nation. We remember around Memorial Day the sacrifices of those brave men and women who paid “the last full measure of devotion” to their country, that we might be free. But did they die so this nation might spread Marxism? No. I’m sure they did not.
Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is the executive director of the Providence Forum, an outreach of D. James Kennedy Ministries, where Jerry also serves as senior producer and an on-air host. He has written/co-written 33 books, including George Washington’s Sacred Fire (with Providence Forum founder Peter Lillback, Ph.D.) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.) Learn more at www.jerrynewcombe.com and follow him on Twitter @newcombejerry.